26 October 2023

In February 2024 –now just a few months away– Paris will open a long-awaited international arbitration hearing centre.

Situated in the heart of Paris at 82-92 rue Réaumur, in the 2nd arrondissement, this world-class facility will feature 4 hearing rooms and 12 breakout rooms, all fully-equipped and on the same floor, such that it can host all of your hearing needs from small procedural meetings and mediations through to large 100-person proceedings simultaneously. The centre will include translator booths, an arbitrator lounge and visiting office space, and serve too as a community hub for arbitration events.

The premises are centrally located, easily accessible, with a stellar hotel, café and restaurant scene on the doorstep.

The building is from the grand magasins architectural era in Paris. It was built in the 19th century with ceiling-high windows, an elegant façade and broad open spaces. For our purposes, this means lots of natural daylight and wide views across the famous Parisian zinc rooftops, 3m-high ceilings and the possibility of wide, 8m-deep hearing rooms, sufficient for the largest of hearings in any configuration. The entire floor has been renovated and is being fitted out to meet the expectations of the international arbitration community, including all of the audio and visual requirements and hybrid functionality expected in modern hearings.

The centre belongs to the IA community. Over 100 colleagues from Paris and around the globe have come together to make sure the centre caters for the evolving needs of end users and that Paris remains one of the largest and most attractive arbitration hubs in the world. The centre has been curated by Delos Dispute Resolution with the support of an international Design Committee.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Paris Arbitration Centre (PAC)!

Hafez Virjee and Iain McKenny – Directorson behalf of the  PAC Founding Members


Hearing enquiries: (from 15 February onwards—prior to that we will be arranging hearings at our small temporary facilities at Espace Hamelin)

Investment enquiries and to become a Founding Member:

Website: or

with our gratitude to PAC’s Design Committee, its partners, and to Paris Place d’Arbitrage


Chairs – Dr Yas Banifatemi (Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes, Paris), Gary Born (WilmerHale, London) and Anneliese Day KC (Fountain Court, London)

Funke Adekoya SAN (Independent Arbitrator, Lagos), Julie Bédard (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, New York), Karina Goldberg (Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados, São Paulo), Thomas Granier (Anima Dispute Resolution, Paris), Neil Kaplan CBE KC SBS (Arbitration Chambers, Melbourne), Elie Kleiman (Jones Day, Paris), Sara Koleilat-Aranjo (Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Dubai), Christopher Lau SC (3 Verulam Buildings, Singapore), Erin Miller-Rankin (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Dubai), Cameron Murphy (Profile Investment, London), Charles Nairac (White & Case, Paris), Gabrielle Nater-Bass (Homburger, Zurich), Marily Paralika (Fieldfisher, Paris), Prof. Guido Tawil (Arbitration Chambers, Punta del Este)


Landlord: AG2R La Mondiale / Property Agent: Alex Bolton / Legal: Fondatio Avocats (property) and SVZ - Sekri Valentin Zerrouk (M&A) / D&B Contractors: Sowen / Bank: CIC Nord Ouest / Project Management: TIMAA